Monthly Archives: July 2016

Thursday 21st July 2016

Eastleach Martin     Four QUAIL calling from a wheat field N of the village this morning. Two close to the gate at SP20650754 and two further along the road northwards close to the field edge. Also two Ravens, two Linnets, a Corn Bunting and several Yellowhammers. … Continue reading

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Wednesday 20th July 2016

WWT Slimbridge     The SPOONBILL on the Top New Piece at 9:30am. Also four Ruff (2m), 20 Dunlins, ten Avocets and 50 Lapwings. On South Lake 99 Black-tailed Godwits, a Ruddy Shelduck, 24 Redshanks and five Green Sandpipers. (@slimbridge_wild). Coombe Hill Meadows     A Grasshopper … Continue reading

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Sunday 19th July 2016

Leighterton     A QUAIL calling today at 1pm in the grass field opposite Bennett’s Farm. (Vic Polley). Berkeley     A Kingfisher flew across the Old Show Field to the Berkeley Pill by Jumpers Lane at 8:35am. (Paddy Doyle). Shurdington     Two Red Kites flying above … Continue reading

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Monday 18th July 2016

WWT Slimbridge     A ringed White Stork (green ring Z1213) following tractors on the Tack Piece and perching on the chimney of the old Scott Cottage outside the centre, present until 4:35pm at least. This ringed bird is different from the … Continue reading

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Sunday 17th July 2016

WWT Slimbridge     A SPOONBILL circled over the Rushy at 11:15am then headed off N. (In Focus Slimbridge). Coombe Hill Meadows    Five Whinchats, a pair of Mute Swans with four cygnets, a juvenile Shelduck, a Redshank, three Grey Herons, three Little Egrets, a Curlew, three Little Ringed … Continue reading

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Saturday 16th July 2016

Redmarley     A WHITE STORK preening on a rooftop at Playley Green, Redmarley at 9:30pm. (Jeff Wheeler). Record shot by Jeff. Eastleach Martin     4-5 QUAILS still calling this morning in wheat field close to road and one seen in flight N of Eastleach Martin … Continue reading

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Friday 15th July 2016

Coombe Hill Meadows     3+ Whinchats from Grundon and the Redshank and chick still on the island. (Les Ditchburn). Tewkesbury     At Upham Meadow an adult Curlew N of the motorway, guarding two fully-grown chicks already able to fly quite strongly today. (Mike … Continue reading

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Thursday 14th July 2016

Coombe Hill Meadows     A GREAT WHITE EGRET from 9:30am today. (Ian Hull). At least six Whinchats at Coombe Hill Meadows including an adult male. (Graham Smith). Also today along the canal a singing Chiffchaff, 50 Swallows and House Martins at the Wharf car … Continue reading

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Wednesday 13th July 2016

Coombe Hill Meadows     Three adult Whinchats this afternoon. (Ian Hull). WWT Slimbridge     A SPOONBILL landed on the Rushy at 8am but no further news. (Kane Brides). Forest of Dean    A pair of Barn Owls hunting over the Angus … Continue reading

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Tuesday 12th July 2016

Frampton     The juvenile Cuckoo still in willows by the Sailing Club early morning. Also two Common Sandpipers today. (Nick Goatman/MK). Pic by Mike.Eastleach Martin Five Quail including two males singing from wheat field close to the road on Locombe Hill north of Eastleach Martin … Continue reading

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